Organizational Communication BS

The purpose of the Organizational Communication major is to study the role of messages, meanings, and information flow in and between organizations. Students majoring in Organizational Communication will consider both the theoretical and applied analyses of the role of communication in the functioning of complex organizations. The major encourages students to develop skills in oral, written, and relational communication, along with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through class work and internship opportunities, students sharpen their communication skills and prepare for employment in corporations and non-profit organizations.

Requirements

General Education — 51 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Major — 34 hours

COM 2020Principles of Intercultural Communication

2

COM 2030Practicum in Intercultural Communication

1

COM 2750Human Relations in Organizations

3

COM 3000Principles of Public Relations

3

COM 3010Theories of Communication

3

COM 3260Organizational Communication

3

COM 4000Advanced Public Speaking

3

 

COM 4060Social Influence

3

or

COM 4560/CED 4560Leadership in the Christian Organization

3

 

COM 4510Career Internship in Communication Studies

1-3

COM 4550Research Methods in Communication Studies

3

COM 4800Senior Project in Communication Studies

1-2

Choose two of the following — 6 hours

POL 3000International Relations

3

PSY 3120Social Psychology

3

BUS 2300Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

3

COM 3040/BUS 3040Human Resources Management

3

BUS 3700Introduction to the Healthcare Industry

3

COM 3150Sales Fundamentals

3

COM 4510: 3 hours required

COM 4800: 1 hour required

Additional Requirement — 2 hours

ITI 1900Business Information Technology

2

Minor (Student’s Choice) — 15-18 hours

General Electives — 15-18 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120